Developer Step Places wants to create a mixed-use community called Springfield Gardens that features 248 homes for a range of different occupiers.
The Knotty Ash project is to be constructed on a 6.4-acre site off Eaton Road that was occupied by Alder Hey Hospital before its relocation to nearby Springfield Park in 2015.
The old hospital buildings were demolished and Step Places was appointed to redevelop the site in 2019, following a competition run by Alder Hey Hospital Trust.
Step Places’ scheme, designed by BDP, is laid out over nine plots.
- Plot one: A quartet three to five-storey apartment blocks comprising 102 properties, with around 10,000 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor and 66 additional studio flats for NHS staff
- Plot two: A 52,000 sq ft NHS Trust office building
- Plot three: Eight townhouses
- Plot four: 12 apartments for people with autism
- Plot five: Six townhouses
- Plot six: Nine townhouses
- Plot seven: Nine townhouses
- Plot eight: Nine townhouses
- Plot nine: 27 retirement apartments
Gerald Eve is the planning consultant for the development. Civic Engineers, WSP, McKee Associates, RJD Associates, SK Transport, Anderson Associate and RBA make up the project team.
Liverpool City Council’s planning committee is to consider the application next week. Officers have recommended it be approved subject to conditions.
The proposals have proven controversial with some Knotty Ash residents. A petition to block the project has garnered more than 2,000 signatures at the time of writing.
The objectors claim that they had been promised that the former hospital site would be redeveloped into a park.